Posts Tagged ‘vale’

Sudbury Industrial Photography

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

After the converter was fabricated and moved from Anmar the 10o+  ton titan  made it’s  journey to the Vale Smelter.  Only a few Kilometers up the highway the 3hr trip was slow moving as  power lines needed to be raised and traffic directed to ensure a safe journey.

Vale Converter Sudbury Photos
Vale Converter Sudbury Photos
Vale Converter Sudbury Photos
Vale Converter Sudbury Photos
Vale Converter Sudbury Photos

If your company is looking for photographic documentation of Professional Quality contact James Hodgins Mining Industrial Photography Specialist.  View the PROJECTS page to see samples of work created James Hodgins for National and Inter National Mining Industrial Companics


Sudbury Anmar Mechanical

Monday, August 17th, 2015

The second Clean AER (Clean Atmospheric Emissions Reduction Project) converter leaves it’s home from Anmar now that fabrication is done.  Weighing in over 100 tones this unit looks minute in the 130,000 square foot fabrication shop but when you get up close and personal the converter is anything but.  The Converter is easily maneuvered through the shop and out the access door awaiting it’s transport to  Vale’s smelter.

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James Hodgins is a Mining Industrial Photographer in Sudbury, Ontario. If your company requires professional photography to document a milestone or achievement contact me to discuss your business requirements.  #anmar #miningphotog #sudbury #vale #cleanaer


Home Safe Sudbury | Sudbury Photographer

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

In a previous post I mentioned I photographed images for Vale’s new Home Safe Program.  Below is the video that was created by if you have not already seen it.  While we were filming I was creating stills on the fly for the marketing materials that are placed throughout the minesites. I have attached a few below.


Electric Vehicles Are Underground Too!

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Today I had the task (and many others) of capturing an image of the Kiruna truck while it makes it’s pass through the tunnels underground.  This vehicle is HUGE (I was about as tall as the front tire) and although it’s size is something formidable, the noise from this machine is very minimal.  That’s because the Kiruna truck is an electric underground truck powered by two heavy duty traction motors – one for each axle.   The collector arm and the overhead power supply line have been specially developed to withstand rough mining conditions.


Going Down Under

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Heading underground again tomorrow (and looking forward to it).  Should be some interesting photos including the awesome Kiruna Electric Trolly.  I somehow have to capture this huge beast while it’s moving so we do not slow down production.  I will keep you posted on my success rate. 🙂

Here is an image from my last adventure underground.


It’s Bigger Than A Tonka Truck

Friday, February 18th, 2011

The vehicle I get to photograph next week makes this one look like a sandbox toy, but don’t let the size fool you, the driver of this scoop knew his stuff and could park this baby on a dime.


It’s Mud Sweat & Gears Again!

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

I just spent another day underground at Coleman Mine documenting the mining process for their photo archives and it’s quite the change of pace of maternity, dog’s & baby sessions.  I really enjoy my commercial photography gigs as it pushes my abilities as a photographer to create something unique and high impact out of something that is mundane and “cold”.  Lighting is always an issue when you are thousands of feet underground and I thought my 5 strobes would be enough (and it was), but I know I could do even better with a just a few more lights………..oh well, next time.   The real trick is to get your lights in the right places to illuminate the scene and subjects, but have them out of frame so you don’t see them.  Sometimes this is tricky.

I will be posting more of my commercial images in the next few weeks as I will be underground several more times in the next few months.

Joe took a quick snap of me getting my flashes ready.

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